Local rebates and federal tax credit available
Last Chance! Solarize Summit
Rebates are almost gone. Program ends June 30.

Solarize Summit is sold out for 2021.
Sign up here for the 2022 wait list here.

Don’t want to wait until next year to get started? HC3 offers smaller solar rebates year-round through our Energy Smart Colorado program.

What is Solarize Summit?

HC3 and Summit Climate Action Collaborative are offering local residents and businesses a limited-time discount on solar panel installation. This is a community program, which means the more people that go solar, the more everyone saves.
Make 2021 the year you solarize. Sign up today. 


Miss this year’s informational webinar? Check out the recording here.

$1,500 local rebates

Breckenridge, Frisco, and Summit County have a limited number of $1,500 rebates to residents who sign solar contracts.


How does Solarize Summit work?

  1. Sign up for a free, no-obligation site visit from Active Energies Solar.
  2. Receive a customized proposal. Decide if solar is right for you.
  3. Sign a contract with the installer by June 30, 2021.
  4. Install your solar system.
  5. Get a $1,500 rebate from your local government.*
  6. Tell your neighbors. Solarize is a community program. The more people that sign up = the more you save!
  7. Get your Solarize rebate from Active Energies when the program ends.
  8. Celebrate clean, renewable energy!

* Local rebates are available to residents of Breckenridge, Frisco, and unincorporated Summit County on a first-come, first-served basis.

What does it cost?

In 2020, systems ranged in cost from $9,000 – $50,000 (before rebates and tax credit). Generally speaking, the smaller and more efficient your home, the smaller the system you’ll need. Here’s sample pricing for an average sized house with an average sized system:

Home size: 2,066 square feet
System size: 6.82 kW (22 panels)
Electricity offset: 110%

Total cost: $23,461
Federal tax credit: $6,100
Local government rebate: $1,500
Solarize rebate: $500*
Cost after rebates + tax credit: $15,361

Estimated annual electricity bill savings: $1,200
Payback period: 13 years

The annual utility bill savings assumes that electricity costs won’t increase over time, but that’s unlikely. As the cost of electricity increases, your payback period will decrease.

* The Solarize rebate will range between $150 – $500, depending on how many people participate in the program this year. 

Savings & Benefits

  1. Federal Tax Credits – The federal solar tax credit allows you to deduct 26 percent of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes. 
  2. Increase the value of your home without increasing property tax – Thanks to the state’s sales tax exemption Colorado homeowners who install solar energy don’t have to pay a dime in property taxes on the thousands of dollars solar adds to the value of your home.
  3. Helps support local climate and renewable energy goals – Breckenridge, Frisco, and Summit County Government all have 100% renewable energy goals, and people who Solarize help our community achieve these goals.

Many Solarize Summit participants choose to finance their systems with no money out of pocket. Typically, the monthly on-bill credit you receive from Xcel Energy will offset the recurring financing costs.

Active Energies Solar of Eagle County is the exclusive installer for this program.

Still have questions?

 Email Jess Hoover, HC3 Climate Action Director

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